Sanya Richards-Ross, the wife of Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Aaron Ross, fell short of a medal in the 200-meter final at the XXX Olympiad in London on Wednesday.
Allyson Felix of the United States finished in 21.88 seconds to win the gold medal. Carmelita Jeter, another American, ran in 22.14 seconds to take bronze.
"She's had a very good season and definitely deserves this moment," Richards-Ross, who finished fifth in 22.39 seconds, told The Associated Press of her teammate. "She's just like me -- she's wanted this for a very long time."
With her husband watching Sunday, the sprinter took the gold medal in the 400-meter final. The cornerback received special permission from the Jaguars to attend the Olympics.
Ross flew back to Jacksonville on Monday and watched his wife's 200-meter effort with his Jaguars teammates in a gathering organzied by coach Mike Mularkey.
Ross told the Jaguars' official website that he knew Richards-Ross was disappointed with the outcome, but he was "really proud of her." Richards-Ross will have a chance at another medal this weekend when she runs in the 4x400 relay.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.